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Converting currency

RI USA
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Converting currency

Are ATM machines readily available as I have found it provides the best exchange rate all over the world. After picking up my luggage at the airport, I usually seek out a BANK ATM and pick up local currency for taxis, etc.

Any different in Santo Domingo ??

Silver Spring...
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1. Re: Converting currency

There are ATM machines at SDQ, I use the Banco Popular machine. They charge a fee of 120 RD (just under $3) plus whatever your bank charges,if any. Once out of customs go back to the right near the restrooms and Rum Bar.

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2. Re: Converting currency

Thank You for Info

Sosua, Dominican...
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3. Re: Converting currency

Make sure you notify your bank of your travel plans. If not they will put a hold on the card with the first use fearing fraud.

BObK

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4. Re: Converting currency

Always do it ! Thank you

Santo Domingo...
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5. Re: Converting currency

Exactly what they said, besides, is you're trying an ATM try to be as careful as possible, if not, go to a bank and just change it, any bank.

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And don't be too shocked if you see a guy with a shotgun sitting next to the ATM. While I haven't seen this much in the resort areas it is a pretty common sight in the DR. Yes that is a guard. :)

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7. Re: Converting currency

I wonder if our bank does charge us extra fees t withdraw from the local MTAs I will give them a call and find out. I would hate to roll around with ALL our spending money and getting rob or such things. Another option is to have someone western union our money. Is that a recommendable option?

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8. Re: Converting currency

Western Union is usually more expensive than the ATM fee.

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9. Re: Converting currency

Thanks for the tip!

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10. Re: Converting currency

Some banks also may limit the withdrawal amount per day.